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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"A winter walk amidst trees"

Trees can inspire in winter.

It is a truth universally acknowledged (at least by gardeners), that contact with nature is a way to save our sanity in these increasingly fraught times. Those of us fortunate enough to have a garden are finding that an hour or so of pottering outside is a welcome distraction: monitoring the progress of our veggie or annual flower seedlings, thinking up ideas of how to rearrange an area, propagating a favourite plant to give to a friend (one day) - these activities focus the mind on nature and s ... Read On »

July in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

The coldest month brings new gardening tasks to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Fertilising: Annual flowers such as pansy, primula and cineraria will appreciate some foliar feeding as will bulbs. Winter-flowering perennials such as hellebores, violets, Cymbidium orchids, Bergenia and Salvia will appreciate being given a liquid fertiliser formulated to promote more blooms.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 296 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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"Shrubs" forum topic: "Justica Aurea"

Brian asks:
 Just wondering if anyone is growing this lovely shrub and would be willing to post me a couple of cuttings to NSW 2546? I have the red one but would like to grow the yellow one too. Many thanks. Brian.

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